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One Dead, Several Injured After Monday Night Crash

The Washington State Patrol has identified a woman killed after driving the wrong way on Interstate 82 and causing a head-on crash Monday night. Troopers say 87-year-old Mary Nelson of Richland was driving her 2002 Volkswagon Beetle the wrong way in the eastbound lanes of I-82 1 mile west of Granger when she struck head on a vehicle driven by 32-year-old Heidi Slinker of Sunnyside

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Governor Releases His Education Budget

SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has a plan for putting $2.3 billion more into preschool through college education and workforce training and for meeting the state's obligation to the Supreme Court a year early

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Big Plans In the Works For City In 2015

Swimmers, soccer players and visitors to downtown Yakima will see some major improvements in 2015.

Yakima City Manager Tony O'Rourke says the city will have a number of public/private partnership agreements in place in the new year, including an agreement to build a new soccer complex on vacant property south of the airport

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Enterprise Challenge Finalists Named

The grand prize of $10,000 and total prizes of $17,500 are down to eight local businesses in the 2014 version of the Enterprise Challenge.

The contest is put on by the Yakima County Development Association and Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce

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Smoke Detector, Quick Thinking Reduces House Fire Damage

A working smoke detector made all the difference in a house fire early Sunday according to the firefighters who fought the blaze.

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Big Drop In Gas Prices In Yakima

Yakima drivers continue to enjoy the drop in gas prices. In the last week Average retail gasoline prices in Yakima have fallen 11.7 cents per gallon averaging $2.78/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 91 gas outlets in Yakima

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Ski Season’s On the Way, Which Means Tuning Up Your Body

It's been unseasonably warm lately, but hey: Sooner or later it'll turn, and it'll be time to pull out those skis.

When it does, you can bet I'll be on the slopes again -- I've skied 61 straight months, and I'm not about to break that streak now

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Police Remind Homeowners To Protect Packages

Last month the Yakima Police Department sent out a news release urging residents to take extra precaution to protect packages. In light of recent events Yakima Police believe it’s important to get the word out again as we approach Christmas

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Fort Road Bridge Scheduled For Replacement

Like a bridge over...well, overdue for maintenance or replacement!  The I-5 bridge collapse near Mt Vernon last year got everyone's attention and now, following a recent evaluation process, 32 bridges are in line to receive more than $70 million in federal highway funds.

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From Casinos To Marijuana Tribes Can Sell Pot

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Many in Indian Country are wary of the idea of legalizing marijuana on tribal lands, even if the U.S. Justice Department says it's OK.

The department said Thursday that Indian tribes, which are considered sovereign nations, can grow and sell marijuana on tribal lands as long as they follow the same federal conditions laid out for states that have legalized the drug

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